The Event Where You Can Enjoy Local Eats & Art While Actually Helping Feed Hungry RI'ers

Local Eats, Local Art, And…You

Sometimes I write about food and restaurants in Rhode Island. Classic eateries. What’s trending. Plant based fare. It runs the gamut. This post is a bit different though. Today I’m touching on hunger and empty bowls - specifically RI Food Bank’s 4th Annual Empty Bowls event coming up on Thursday, October 18th.

 Some of the bowls that have been handcrafted by area artists for this month’s event, photo by Stacey Doyle

Some of the bowls that have been handcrafted by area artists for this month’s event, photo by Stacey Doyle

Sure here in the OS we’re well known now for our food scene, but did you also know that last year, via their network of pantries, shelters, meal sites, and community centers, the Food Bank served over 57K hungry Rhode Islanders each month, including many children and seniors who would have otherwise gone without, and distributed a total of 9.5 million pounds of food? So gathering your friends, fam or both for Empty Bowls at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is a fantastic way to support the Food Bank and their mission whilst having THE best time with your favorite ppl!

Pick out a lovely handmade bowl (see photos above for a glimpse of some of those created for this event), sample some deliciousness (including soups, breads, desserts, and other small plates) from over 38 local restaurants, and ultimately, help feed thousands of struggling RI’ers who might find themselves in a situation where they have to choose between paying for rent (or for heat this winter) and buying food for themselves and their families.

 Photo by Stacey Doyle

Photo by Stacey Doyle

Tickets for the Empty Bowls benefit are still available. For additional info and to purchase tix, please go to www.rifoodbank.org/emptybowls.

Photo Credits: All photos by Stacey Doyle